I bought mine from Cult Beauty and with standard delivery, it arrived in five days which is great depending on where I live. I usually wait for my orders about 10 days. Cult Beauty basically only has beauty brands that are on the higher end of the scale within the beauty world. With this pomade I also ordered Stila Liquid Lipstick that I also reviewed.
I received it in a brown box made out of recycled cardboard and that is a big plus to Cult Beauty, you can see the box in the photo above. Inside, I found a really small black box with gold lettering. I felt as I was receiving a diamond ring…from myself. I was just so excited to try it. Very positive reviews of others hyped me up. But I tried to calm down as I took a lot of pictures for you guys. Now, let’s get on with the real review.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade - Taupe
Packaging - 10/10
Texture & Pigmentation - 10/10
Longevity - 10/10
Price - 7/10
- Long lasting
- Wide range of colors
- Travel friendly packaging
- Gives a natural look
- Allows precise lines
- Dries easily if
cap isn't tightened
Anastasia Dipbrow Taupe in depth
Even though this box is small, it fits a lot of information. I decided to make a collage of every side so you can see it all. The top has the full name of this product, as well as its net weight which is 4.0 g or 0.14 Oz. Even though that means there is obviously very little product inside, I was still surprised when I opened the box. Inside seems even smaller. But no worries, while applying there is minimal use of this product. I will get to it later. On the top part, there is a representation of the color inside with appropriate name next to it. Mine is Taupe.
The box also says this is a cruelty free product and even has appropriate cute sticker for it, I was sold already.
It also mentions ingredients which I will not list because I think it is clear in the picture. If you can’t read it clearly – try opening an image in a new tab.
There are a few sentences describing this product. So let’s see what Anastasia has to offer:
„Waterproof brow color ideal for sculpting, defining, and carving perfectly precise brows that won’t fade. Smudge-free, creamy formula glides on skin and adheres to hair. Must-have for oily skin and humid climates. Tighten cap to prevent drying.”
You must admit that this sounds pretty good for a little eyebrow product. And we all know how the brows became a new “it“ thing. We all want lush, full, pigmented and precise brows. Now, let’s open the tiny box to see what it can do for it.
You will see on the picture below that this ABH Pomade baby comes in the small glass jar that closes with a black screw lid. The jar is very heavy and durable which makes it good traveling companion. It comes in a glass round pot with a black shiny cap with Anastasia Logo on it. It reminds me of gel liners and their packaging. I don’t see anyone not liking this packaging, except maybe from hygienic reasons because you dip your brush right in, but there is hardly any other way to use waxy eyebrow pomades. Another bonus is that there is no wastage of the product because there are no hard to reach parts.
Texture & Pigmentation
Being a natural blonde (my roots say otherwise, but my hairdresser says I am) and having really light brows and lashes I had a dilemma between shades Taupe and Blonde. I have read quite a few posts comparing Taupe and Blonde. In the end, I decided that Blonde won’t be a perfect fit. The only reason I went with the Taupe is because I plan to give my hair a pink tinge in about a month. Blonde is more of a warm yellow tone (obviously) and I didn’t think it would go with the hair. Plus, in the summer, my hair tends to go really light and looses its yellowness. Taupe is a very light, gray-toned, brown which to you probably doesn’t sound appealing. You will have to trust me (or check the photos) to see that it is the most natural dark blonde shade in the game. Hear me out fellow blondes, you don’t need to worry about this looking too dark or unnatural – just keep a light hand while applying and it will be perfect. Taupe is perfect for ashy colored blondes.
You have to use so little. I’m guessing the same goes for any other shade. If you take even the tiniest bit too much it will look much darker and be harder to blend. The trick is to lightly pick up the product with your brush and then wipe it off on the side of the pot if you grab too much. It’s unbelievable how far the tiniest amount goes.
The texture is waxy, like I said it reminds me of gel liners. There is no fear that this won’t blend. You just can’t let it sit on your face for too long unblended because it will dry out and adhere. But you can’t take it as a con because it is what it does, it sticks for long periods of time. It blends smoothly and you can easily build it up without noticing there are more layers. One more reason to keep a light hand.
You will see on the two photos lower the difference between no ABH and with ABH. On the bare photo, you will see how my brows and eyelashes are almost invisible. Also, my skin is really pale. That means that any applied color will stick out. I tried manny different product but I was almost always left unsatisfied with the final result. But with Dipbrow in Taupe, it is a whole different story. I even took a photo from above so you could see the difference even better. But it is flawless. You just can’t tell the difference between my color and taupe. The look is so natural which I ADORE!
You can keep your setting brow gel in a drawer. Forget about it. This combines everything in one. It even tames especially unruly hairs.
You’ve read in the beginning that Anastasia claims to be waterproof, sweat-proof and perfect for those with oily skin. True, true and also true.
Up until now, it has lasted through a hot day and even survived after washing my face. I realized I must use oil based makeup remover to finally take it off. Otherwise I would pull too much of my precious brow hairs with removing it.
I don’t have anything else to say other than the fact that this baby stays & slays. I will provide you with a picture of my brows, I don’t wear anything else on my face nor eyes to keep the image focused on brows.
The grade of this category will really decrease the products final grade even though it doesn’t deserve it. Is it pricey? Yeah. Is it worth it? Hell yeah. You get a product that is perfect in every way. It actually fulfilled my expectations (and believe me, they were set high). I still have to learn how to apply it best, but even on my first try, I was satisfied with the result. Color match was ideal to my brows. And for 18$, which is its retail price – you get a product which you can use for quite a few months. Trust me, this won’t be in my empties soon. You need a tiny dot of product and just blend it. Incredible. This may seem like a sponsored article because of all the praise, but head over to Cult Beauty and pick one of the 11 colors available and see for yourself. At £15.00 you will feel like a celebrity each time you do your eyebrows.
Here is my final MOTD with ABH on my brows.